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Anthem Quality

Author : Christopher Kelen
ISBN : 9781783203697
Genre : Music
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Anthem Quality is a book about the lyrics of national anthems. In this theoretical survey, Christopher Kelen deals with the general meaning of an inter-national social phenomenon – the words we sing together with our compatriots when we assert ourselves to be national subjects. Like all social phenomena, the singing of an anthem is an event with a context. The persistence of an anthem, the changing of an anthem, the meaning of an anthem – these things have a subjective basis disclosed through contextual reading. In these pages, Kelen historicizes for us some of the world’s best-known national anthems, including ‘The Marseillaise’, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, and ‘God Save the Queen’ and considers how these and lesser known anthems deal with such life-anddeath topics as authority, religion, love and devotion. The tear on the cheek, the chill down the spine, genuine willingness to sacrifice – however manipulable national feeling may be, there is no doubting the reality of the affect nations inspire. If anthems are anaesthetic, they are paradoxically stirring; if anthems are the muzak of nation, they are a participatory muzak. This book investigates an icon the devout typically refuse to admit that they are worshipping.

Anthems And The Making Of Nation States

Author : Aleksandar Pavković
ISBN : 9780857739698
Genre : Political Science
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Anthems are symbolic means through which nations present themselves to the world. Accordingly, creating seven new nation states out of the bones of Yugoslavia required new anthems. Why did these new states opt for century-old national songs or, failing this, for the anthems without words? What are the images and symbols that each of these states chose as their ‘national signatures’ and how were these chosen? This book explores a variety of images of nationhood (or the absence of them) in the lyrics of the official anthems and of competing national songs and traces their historical trajectory from the time of their conception to their legal entrenchment. This is the first full-length study into the symbolic representations of nationhood in the recently created nation states of the Balkans.

Financing And Payment Strategies To Support High Quality Care For People With Serious Illness

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309474443
Genre : Catastrophic illness
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Millions of people in the United States live with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and dementiaâ€"often for many years. Those facing serious illness have a range of interconnected medical and non-medical needs, and the way their care is financed has a large impact on the care they receive. Medicare is the predominant payer, but both Medicaid and private payers also play significant roles in financing care for serious illness. In an effort to address the complex needs of people with serious illness, public and private health care payers are testing innovative financing strategies and alternative payment models. These innovative approaches signal a gradual transition from the traditional-fee-for-service system that pays providers based on the quantity of services to a system based on the value of care provided and a heightened focus on improved quality of care at lower cost. To explore this evolving financing and payment landscape for serious illness care within public- and private-sector programs, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness developed a workshop, Financing and Payment Strategies to Support High-Quality Care for People with Serious Illness. The workshop convened clinicians, researchers, policy analysts, and patient advocates, as well as representatives from academia, government and private health care plans, and insurers to discuss challenges and opportunities in financing high-quality care for people with serious illness. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Maryland My Maryland

Author : James A. Davis
ISBN : 9781496210722
Genre : History
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Historians have long treated the patriotic anthems of the American Civil War as colorful, if largely insignificant, side notes. Beneath the surface of these songs, however, is a complex story. “Maryland, My Maryland” was one of the most popular Confederate songs during the American Civil War, yet its story is full of ironies that draw attention to the often painful and contradictory actions and beliefs that were both cause and effect of the war. Most telling of all, it was adopted as one of a handful of Southern anthems even though it celebrated a state that never joined the Confederacy. In Maryland, My Maryland: Music and Patriotism during the American Civil War James A. Davis illuminates the incongruities underlying this Civil War anthem and what they reveal about patriotism during the war. The geographic specificity of the song’s lyrics allowed the contest between regional and national loyalties to be fought on bandstands as well as battlefields and enabled “Maryland, My Maryland” to contribute to the shift in patriotic allegiance from a specific, localized, and material place to an ambiguous, inclusive, and imagined space. Musical patriotism, it turns out, was easy to perform but hard to define for Civil War–era Americans.

The Content Machine

Author : Michael Bhaskar
ISBN : 9780857281227
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This ground-breaking study, the first of its kind, outlines a theory of publishing that allows publishing houses to focus on their core competencies in times of crisis. Tracing the history of publishing from the press works of fifteenth-century Germany to twenty-first-century Silicon Valley, via Venice, Beijing, Paris and London, and fusing media theory and business experience, ‘The Content Machine’ offers a new understanding of content, publishing and technology, and defiantly answers those who contend that publishing has no future in a digital age.

Medical Error

Author : Marilynn M Rosenthal
ISBN : 078796395X
Genre : Medical
File Size : 39. 44 MB
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The information contained in Medical Error includes contributions from experts in the field who offer a comprehensive and constructive review of medical mishaps. The book provides a useful reference for students and practitioners who must examine and assess the critical area of patient safety. Throughout Medical Error the authors stress the critical need for accountability and transparency and address a number of compelling questions: Where are we mired in outdated approaches? Where have we misinterpreted data? Where are we getting new insights? Where do we dare to be innovative? This helpful resource will prove to be a valuable tool for health care professionals who strive to improve care for all their patients.

The Defining Decade

Author : Harold L. Lee
ISBN : 0976844311
Genre : Medical
File Size : 50. 33 MB
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Anthem Guide To The Art Galleries And Museums Of Europe

Author : Szu Ping Chan
ISBN : 9781843312734
Genre : Travel
File Size : 87. 96 MB
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Explore the vast history and great artworks of Europe! This guide is a unique resource for art lovers and tourists alike. Selected on the basis of international reputation, architectural appeal, historical and cultural significance and the quality of the collections, Europe's foremost art galleries and museums are presented here in a comprehensive, accessible and attractive collection. Featuring up-to-date information on everything from ticket prices to special events and from dining opportunities to disabled access, this helpful guide caters for a variety of enthusiasts - from serious collectors to students on a budget. Beautifully illustrated throughout, offering concise venue descriptions, directions and historical information, "Anthem Guide to the Art Galleries and Museums of Europe" is essential reading for holidaymakers with a passion for culture. Foreword author Olivia Petrides teaches painting, drawing and visual communication at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has extensively exhibited her own work. She has won both the Fulbright Research Award and American-Scandinavian Society Research Award, and has held residencies in Vermont, Virginia and the Fremont Islands.

Organising Neoliberalism

Author : Philip Whitehead
ISBN : 9781783083145
Genre : Political Science
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This collection of essays incorporates the insight of an international group of experts to explore the impact of neoliberalism within different organisational domains from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Examining neoliberalism in the context of political, social, economic and institutional domains, this volume promotes a critical and challenging approach to the social and economic attitudes characterising late-modern capitalism.

The Anthem Guide To Short Fiction

Author : Christopher Linforth
ISBN : 1843313391
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 53. 45 MB
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Containing 20 classic short stories by a variety of renowned authors, including Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce and Edith Wharton, The Anthem Guide to Short Fiction has been designed to offer students and instructors both inspiration and guidance when thinking and writing about literary texts and their construction. Each story is followed by a critical ‘Thinking About the Story’ section, and is accompanied by a set of incisive discussion questions formulated to stimulate insightful literary thought. Similarly, the guide’s creative activities have been devised to engage critical and imaginative thinking, as well as to offer the reader an understanding of authorship and the creative process. Additional features include biographical notes, editorial introductions, and a concise glossary of literary terms.

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